Earfun Air Pro Review Wireless Earbuds

Earfun Air Pro Review

The young Chinese company is expanding its product portfolio with the Earfun Air Pro wireless in-ear headphones with active noise suppression. The datasheet reads pretty well with six microphones, Hybrid noise canceling, and seven hours of running time with ANC. But, can Earfun keep its marketing promises in practice?

PROS:

  • Great looking design and fit.
  • Lightweight and very comfortable.
  • Great clean and balanced sound.
  • Amazing call quality.
  • Quick and stable connection.
  • Excellent ANC

CONS:

  • No aptX
  • No Wireless Charging Case

Packaging and scope of delivery

The new Earfun Air Pro comes in a typical Earfun white / yellow packaging. Thanks to shipping via Amazon, the headphones were with us within two working days without Prime shipping and survived the trip by post undamaged.

Inside the box, you will find the operating instructions, a total of three pairs of earpads, a USB-C charging cable, and of course, the headphones and charging box.

Design & processing

The Earfun Air Pro, like the normal Earfun Air, is mostly black. However, the back of the receiver is not black on this model but dark gray color. The Earfun lettering can also be found on the receiver’s back, but the contrast is so low that it is only noticeable when you hold the receiver in your hand.

The shape of the headphones, which weigh about 6 g each, reminds me a little of the Libratone Track Air +, but also of the KSound K06NC. Overall, the design (as far as this is possible with in-ear headphones, which all look quite similar by nature) is independent, and I like it a lot.

Compared to the Earfun Air, the Pro version is a bit larger overall. Logically, three microphones per receiver, battery, driver & ANC technology have to find their place somewhere. However, the most important thing for me is that you don’t see the volume of the listeners when you are wearing them. Spoiler: The comfort is also good.

The black charging box weighs around 53 g with the earphones and is trapezoidal. While the earphones are in the Earfun Air charging box (as with the AirPods), the Earfun Air Pro earphones are in the charging cradle.

Overall, I have nothing to complain about regarding the materials used and the quality of workmanship. Neither the charging box nor the receiver shows any defects. I like it!

Sound of the Earfun Air Pro headphones

The headphones have a 10 mm dynamic driver, whereas the normal EarFun Air only has a 6 mm dynamic driver, which you can hear a bit.

Because the Earfun Air Pro is significantly more present in the low-frequency range compared to the normal version. Lovers of bass-heavy music will probably get their money’s worth here. The Earfun Air Pro delivers a nice thump not only in the bass but also in the sub-bass range – if you like it. In a direct comparison, the Soundcore Liberty 2 Pro delivers better, or even more “intensely,” but it is more expensive even without ANC. With the popular TaoTronics Soundliberty 53, the Earfun Air Pro is about the same.

In the midrange, they are a little more muted. Voices also sound slightly voluminous due to the stronger bass emphasis, which doesn’t bother me personally but is probably not exactly true to the original. Otherwise, I like the midrange of the Earfun Air Pro, and it fits in well with the overall sound for my taste.

As with all single-driver in-ears, the dynamic driver reaches its limits in the high-frequency range, some earlier, others later. Personally, the tweeter appeals to me. However, if you haven’t had a hybrid in-ear driver before, you definitely won’t be missing anything here. While very cheap headphones sometimes swallow details here, the Earfun Air Pro also mostly reach the music listener.

However, it could be better. Therefore, the question that needs to be legitimately asked is: What do I need? Compared to the TaoTronics Soundliberty 53, the tweeter is more detailed than the Earfun Air. However, fine nuances are a little more subdued depending on the music style due to the stronger bass emphasis.

Overall, I like the sound of the Earfun Air Pro in the test. Concerning the price, you do nothing wrong with an ANC headphone reduced to sound.

Solid active noise canceling

The Earfun Air Pro gives hope for a solid noise suppression system on the hardware side with three microphones per listener. It is a hybrid ANC, in which noise is picked up on the outside of the listener and the inside. A hybrid ANC system with several microphones can produce a correspondingly more sophisticated anti-noise to suppress interference more effectively.

In the test, I am positively surprised by the ANC of the Earfun Air Pro. Background noises are noticeably reduced, and a correspondingly lower music volume is necessary not to perceive anything from the outside world. Compared to the Huawei Freebuds 3i or the Honor Magic Earbuds, the Earfun Air Pro is at eye level and even a touch better in some medium frequency ranges. In the test, the TaoTronics Soundliberty 94 could not even begin to deliver such good performance with their ANC.

In the comparison test with the Huawei FreeBuds Pro or the Apple AirPods Pro, the Earfun Air Pro failed to see that. Of course, the comparison also lags a bit since both Freebuds Pro and AirPods Pro are sometimes almost twice as expensive. So that you can better classify the ANC of the Earfun Air Pro, this should at least be mentioned.

In addition to the ANC mode, which amplifies ambient noise instead of suppressing it. This is particularly useful in traffic or in other situations in which it is important to perceive your surroundings.

Concerning the price, I am very satisfied with the noise suppression of the Earfun Air Pro. I think they currently offer one of the best price/performance ratios for an ANC in-ear and put the competition under pressure in the in-ear area.

Headset

The headset function of the Earfun Air Pro benefits from the hybrid ANC and the associated mass of microphones built into the headphones. Both the external and internal microphones are used during the call. The latter has the advantage that they are little or not susceptible to wind and other disturbing noises.

The built-in technology “mixes” the voice that arrives at the person you are speaking to in such a way that the background noises that are picked up by the external microphones are barely audible. As a result, in the test, my interlocutors as generally well understood, and even longer calls are possible.

At a certain ambient volume, however, every headphone, as well as the cell phone itself, goes to its knees. The level of background noise that the headphones can suppress is, in my opinion, above average with the Earfun Air Pro, especially in the area of ‚Äč‚Äčinexpensive headphones.

Comfort

As mentioned at the beginning, the in-ear headphones are not the most delicate of their kind. The design of the Huawei FreeBuds 3i / Honor Magic Earbuds is, therefore, slimmer. However, they also offer (spoilers) a significantly shorter battery life since massive savings have been made in terms of battery size for the narrow form factor.

The design of the Earfun Air Pro is clever here. Due to the wider but not necessarily thicker rods, the ear’s somewhat “clunkier” design is not noticeable. In addition, they offer me personally with the middle earpads a pleasant wearing comfort.

Even while running, I did not have any problems with the headphones falling out in the test. However, experience has shown that headphones such as the Soundcore Spirit Dot 2 are more recommended for sports, as they are less prone to falling out of your ears due to their compact bud design.

Operation via touch sensors

Of course, Earfun also donated the new Earfun Air Pro touch sensors on the receiver’s back. Unfortunately, it is impossible to adjust the volume via the earphones, which may also be because a tap gesture is assigned differently with the ANC function than with headphones without ANC.

Unfortunately, the previous title cannot be selected with the Earfun Air Pro, which is relatively standard. Whether you need it is, of course, always in the eye of the beholder. In the test, all functions worked flawlessly on both Android and iOS.

In addition to the touch sensors, additional proximity sensors are built into the inside of the receiver. These recognize whether you are wearing the receiver in your ear or not. So if you take one or both of the listeners out of your ears, the music automatically pauses and continues when you put the listener back in your ear. Again, it worked flawlessly in the test, very well!

Bluetooth connection & rang

As always, the Earfun Air Pro uses a Bluetooth 5 chip. This does a good job in the test and enables a stable connection up to 15 meters in open space. In addition, it is also possible to use the individual listeners in mono.

After the Earfun Air Pro has been paired in stereo mode, both earphones can be taken out of the charging cradle and connect as usual to the previously connected mobile phone. In terms of Bluetooth codecs, the SBC standard and the AAC codec are used.

Battery life & charging

A 60 mAh battery is built into each receiver, plus a 500 mAh battery in the charging box. In the test, with the ANC switched off, I achieved a runtime of about 8 hours at a volume of 50% -70%, very decent! The manufacturer even specifies a runtime of 9 hours, which sounds quite realistic at a lower music volume.

With switched on A N C, I’m on a term of at similar volume just under 6.5 hours arrived. However, the manufacturer specifies 7 hours here, which is also more than the competition. The Huawei FreeBuds 3i, for example, are already empty after 3 hours in the test.

It takes about 1.5 hours to recharge the battery in the charging box fully. In total, the earphones can be recharged up to three times while on the move, which results in a decent total running time without a socket. The charging box, which is charged via the USB-C connection, is fully charged after two hours.

Conclusion

The Earfun Air Pro convinced me in the test. In my opinion, you get a very fair return for the money you have to invest here. The headphones have a stylish design and have no defects in material or quality.

The sound is nicely tuned for my taste and offers a powerful bass, good mid-range, and a solid high range. The somewhat stronger focus on the bass is certainly not suitable for all types of music, but you can also turn it down a bit using the equalizer. Alternatively, the normal Earfun Air (without ANC) offers a slightly more balanced sound – as always, a question of taste.

The ANC is decent concerning the price-performance ratio and can be compared with the more expensive Huawei Freebuds 3i. However, compared to the “high-end” ANC in-ears, which are also of a different caliber in terms of price, the noise suppression cannot quite keep up but shouldn’t be your claim at this point. Unfortunately, you have to cut back on the operation, which is not quite extensive.

Particularly noteworthy is the long battery life of up to 9 hours without ANC and up to 7 hours. Here Earfun delivers significantly better than one or the other established manufacturer; I like it! The headset and the carrying case are also impressive.

Earfun Air Pro Review Wireless Earbuds
Earfun Air Pro Review Wireless Earbuds

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